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How I work
Central to my approach is the relationship between therapist and client. I offer a space where you will be listened to carefully and met with kind curiosity and compassion. Counselling is not a one approach fits all process; as an Integrative Counsellor, I give thoughtful attention to your individuality and tailor the therapy to be as beneficial to you as possible.
Special Interests and experience
I have experience of and an interest in supporting people with bereavements and changes in health and wellbeing.
I am experienced in working with parents and carers of babies, young children, and teenagers. Caring for children is demanding and space to explore your experiences can benefit the whole family.
Mind and Body
I work in a trauma-informed way, which means I am aware of the ways trauma can impact our holistic health. In counselling sessions, we will remain curious about how you are feeling in your body as well as your mind.
The past, present, and future
My approach includes exploring your experiences of relationships in childhood, which can support your understanding of yourself in relationships with others. Often in therapy a combination of current life events, past circumstances, and feelings about the future are explored. By doing this we can make sense of how these different jigsaw pieces fit together. My practice also has a philosophical approach that explores how we make meaning in our lives and acknowledges the struggles and joy this can create.
My work with the LGBTQ+ community
Central to my therapeutic ethos is my affirmative and compassionate counselling to the LGBTQ+ community. I practice in a way that does not judge differences outside of gender binaries and heteronormative sexuality and relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative counsellor and have completed my training at Regents University London and The Minster Centre. I have experienced my own transformative experience of therapy; this informs my practice as I have an appreciation of therapy as supportive, challenging and deeply rewarding.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I have worked in the NHS for 18 years as a registered nurse working in physical and mental health. Most recently I have worked as a specialist nurse with young children and their parents and carers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
life- limiting conditions
changes in health status
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fee £70, some concessionary spaces, please enquire.
07944 690569 call or text message welcome. If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message and I will respond by the end of the day.
I want you to find the right therapist for you, when you contact me, I will get back to you within 24 hours. We will schedule a phone call so that I can get an understanding of what you need from counselling, and we can get an idea if we will work well together.
When I work
Practicalities and Fees
Your counselling sessions will be weekly at the same time and last for 50 minutes. Payment for each session is in advance and payable by bank transfer.
Once we decide to work together, I will share with you my counselling contract that details my data storage arrangements, confidentiality agreement and cancellation and holiday policy.